Marik Boudreau Miradors
My research began in the mountains of Andalusia where the eroded ground forms temples and towers, where houses (cuevas) are dug out of the porous rock. The cuevas are located outside of cities and villages, and their position is strategic – they have a vista, an eye on the city. My research led me to ever-urbanised Brazilian cities where erosion and stratification are obvious even behind closed doors. It also led me to the shores of the St. Lawrence River and in the Gaspé where the evolution of life itself is written on the stones.
Born in Montréal, Marik Boudreau collaborated in the foundation of Plessisgraphe, a group of photographers who primarily use a documentary approach. She then contributed to artists’ projects and began research into urban archaelogy. After having explored abandoned places and buildings in Montréal anf New York City as part of work on the city, she travelled to Andalusia, Brazil and Quebec. In recent years she has also worked with digital images and produced videos. Her most recent exhibition, A Memòria dos Caminhos, was featured in the Fourth International Month of Photography in São Paulo in 1999.